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    Default Chris Craft Scorpion 182 Project

    Hi I'm from South Africa and got my hands on a chris craft scorpion 182. The problem is that the boat does not have an engine, but does have the stern drive. The engine used to be a mecruiser 228. In SA though I cant find a replacement 228 Mercruiser to fit in there, What can i do? The hull is in very good shape and the stern drive looks to be in good condition as well. The only parts left of the engine is the 'bell housing' and the exhaust pipes from the bellows where it should be connected to the risers. The 350 chevy engine is widely available but that's an automotive engine. What options do I have and what recommendation can you give me regarding installing a 350 Automotive engine in the old Craft?


    Thank you
    Jaco

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    Here is some pictures of what I have. Please keep in mind that the boat was not cleaned yet, and it was sitting in a shed for 11 years!

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    Default Re: Chris Craft Scorpion 182 Project

    Ayuh,.... A 350, dressed in marine accessories will bolt right in, it's the same as a 305, externally,....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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    Default Re: Chris Craft Scorpion 182 Project

    Thank you for the reply Bondo. I recon the 350 will work. What marine accessories are you thinking about?

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    Default Re: Chris Craft Scorpion 182 Project

    What marine accessories are you thinking about?
    Ayuh,.... All of 'em,....

    Starter,...
    Alternator,...
    Distributor,...
    Carb,....
    Manifolds, etc,.....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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